Anyone who is a big fan of 80's films will know and love Tim Burton's Beetlejuice and its fantastic eerie opening credits. Is it real? Is it a model? Who cares! That is one massive spider! Elfman's dark and dramatic scores are perfectly suited to Burton's weird and wonderful visions. I can easily lose myself in my other favourites...Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Planet Of The Apes!
For those who don't know(where have you been??), Beetlejuice is a quirky dark comedy that surrounds a pleasant 'normal' couple who are finding it hard to accept they are dead. Their dream home in a quaint little town has been sold off to loud and obnoxious new owners from New York City who want to rip it apart to remodel. Not satisfied they can scare them out themselves, they hire Beetlejuice (brilliantly played by Michael Keaton), a bio-exorcist, to do the job. With some great cheesy stop motion characters and loads of memorable quotes, it has to be one of my favourite films!
|Hey Adam? I don't think we survived that crash...|
|Nice f**king model!|
Here's a bit of trivia for you, Danny Elfman wasn't always a genius composer. He was in a rock band from the 70's/80's called Oingo Boingo! They were responsible for the theme song from another 80's classic 'Weird Science' amongst others!
CLASSIC MOVIE SCENE # 6 - 'Beetlejuice' - Danny Elfman
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